Twiggs County Chairman Ray Bennett admitted in a hearing today to using county equipment to work on private property,
that's according to commissioner Tommie Lee Bryant and concerned citizen Walter Ashby.
Ashby accused Bennett and the other commissioners of contempt of court, for allegedly violating a 1983 Court Order that says "having county crews and equipment work on private property is indeed illegal,
and constitutes an improper use of public monies..."
Ashby cites two instances, one in 2007 and another in 2011, in which Bennett and other commissioners used county equipment for work at the Old Marion Baptist Church. The judge has not yet ruled in this case.
We reached out to Chairman Bennett but have not heard back from him.
We'll continue to follow this story and bring you more information as it becomes available.